Lotus Alive: Lotus Administration for Everyone

September 13, 2010  2:47 PM

Lotusphere 2011 Site is up and running

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For you Lotus Heads out there the king of all Lotus Conf. is up and posted. Will you be attendning?


September 13, 2010  7:55 AM

Lotus Notes 8.5.2 on Ubuntu (Linux)

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I am a huge fan of Linux and Ubuntu. I love using it. I will talk more later about how Lotus has complained about how much they hate Microsoft and at the same time continue to support them by only releasing the Lotus Designer and Administration tools for Windows.

Michael Brown on his blog has now tested and can confim that Lotus Notes 8.5.2 runs/works on Ubuntu.

LINK ::Notes 8.5.2 on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) – it works!

September 9, 2010  8:20 AM

Blackberry OS6?

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While it’s not 100% Lotus, the Blackberry is a key part to many Lotus users lives. Does anyone know when OS6 will be out of supported Blackberry devices? I have asked RIM but they are silent….I have a STORM2 and expect it to be supported like they did with OS5.

September 8, 2010  3:53 PM

Question of the Day – Forwarding Emails

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I answer the IT Questions from time-to-time. This one (https://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/itanswers/creating-a-rule-to-forward-my-mail-to-my-gmail-account/ ) got me to thinking about security. The company I work for it is a BIG no no to forward mail outside the company. While many people will argue that it’s a pain not to be able to get their work mail all the time, you have to understand it a little better. I started working before email. Now before you date me, that was 1990.

In offices you had paper memos that were sent around. If you wanted to communicate something you typed up a memo and send it to all the people on the TO, CC, and BCC list. You new people wondered where that came from….now you know.

You would have never put that memo in the mail and sent it to the post office and then to your house or another company. Of course some people took them home but most knew when to take them home and when not to. Today most people don’t understand that the company you work for owns it’s ideas and it’s work, just like it has for hundreds of years. You as an employee can’t share that with anyone, even at times your spouse or friends. So why was it not OK in 1990 and now everyone complains to no end that they can’t forward email?

I think it has something to do with corporate pride and morality. Today most young people entering the workforce are very tech savvy. They have grown up using computers. This has it’s upside and it’s downside. Nothing is sacred anymore. They also think it is acceptable to steal things off the internet using P2P networks and other forms of “sharing”.

That said I am not beating them down, just they lack the understanding of property. Email is in fact property. The company you work for owns that email and unless they give you written consent to take it with you and share it with an outside source, GMAIL, Microsoft Live, or Yahoo, then you had better think twice. Some if not all states can and will make it a felony if your company wants to make it an issue. District Attorneys love to have high felony counts for eCrimes on their records. It makes them look hip.

So before you go forwarding email to an external source, even your private account, you as a responsible employe had better ask if it is OK to do so or you could be stealing and could end up in prison if the D.A. can put a dollar figure on it. In most states it’s not hard to end up with a substantial felony charge and prison time for over $5000 worth of theft. Be careful!

September 8, 2010  12:06 PM

Test Entry from MacJournal

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This is a test from MacJournal.

All you Mac users out there who Blog. I use a really simple TEST editor called MacJournal that will publish directly to WordPress. It’s not fancy.

Is there anything for Mac that will publish to WordPress and update Facebook and Twitter?

September 8, 2010  8:39 AM

SMTP Bug fixed in Lotus Domino 8.5.2 with Fix Pack

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Link to Tech Note

After upgrading to Lotus Domino 8.5.2, users stop receiving SMTP mail. Your Domino server CPU spikes on SMTP and may appear to be hung.

September 7, 2010  12:51 PM

Little Slow

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So the blog has been a little slow to get gong. Part of that has been a vacation the other part has been me. I will accept the me part. I have some things on my Mac I want to share with you all about Lotus. It is alive and well and in companies all over the world. Microsoft would have you think otherwise.

The next few posts are going to be what Microsoft does not want your CEO or CIO to know about Lotus…..

September 7, 2010  9:15 AM

Lotus and Social Media

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At some point we have to get off our rears and start using the Internet to blog, tweet, facebook and linkedIn.

I am working on some big thinking stuff and was wondering, How do you use Social Media to promote your company or project?

How do you use Lotus to integrate with your social media stuff?

Are you using social media inside of your company or do you all gather online in the public eye on places like Facebook and Linkedin?

Wanted to share this with you:

While you are thinking about Social Networking, head over to LinkedIn to the largest Lotus Group on the site. Tons of activity and questions to be answered:

Lotus Professionals :: On LinkedIn

August 27, 2010  8:59 AM

Weekly Funny – Undo, Cut, Paste

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Thanks Vowe!

LINK to the FUNNY – Geeks only!

August 27, 2010  8:56 AM

Lotus Symphony 3 Beta 4 is out

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I would encourage you to at least give it a try.

Download Lotus Symphony 3 Beta 4

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